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Grants in Israel



The Rod’N’ya Project — a joint initiative of Genesis Philanthropy Group and Am haZikaron Institute — is a continuation of the Generation seminar, which takes place within the framework of the Taglit-Birthright program.

It is a creative, educational project which includes a number of components: an educational program, personal family history, a creative project, community engagement, and a field research trip following in the footsteps of Jewish migration through Central and Eastern Europe.

Upon completing the trip, participants will continue to develop their projects in their communities, with the support of local organizations, and the cooperation of Genesis Philanthropy Group and Am haZikaron Institute and their partner organizations.

The pilot program was launched in March 2015. The program duration is 10 months.

Goals and objectives

  • Popularize Jewish family history among young Jewish people from around the FSU, create community volunteer projects on the topic and engage unaffiliated Jewish youth in Jewish life.
  • Engage young people between the ages of 20-35, who have participated in the Taglit-Birthright program and are now interested in studying their family and local Jewish history, and in becoming engaged in related community activities.
  • Involve 100 participants in 2015. 

Current Grants

Past Grants